What to look for in a platform bed

Everyone wants their bedroom to be a relaxing oasis. It should be filled with calming colors, creative patterns, quality fabrics and sentimental items. The space needs the simplistic comforts of an organic mattress, fluffy pillows, and soft sheets, but it also needs a statement piece, a finishing touch that pulls the room together and makes it feel special. Your bedroom should be a space you look forward to retreating to, not only because of your cozy bedding, but because of how it embodies your personal style. The furniture you choose is the very foundation of the space, which is where a natural platform bed can come in. The bed frames at The Natural Mattress Company embody classic and timeless design, one that merges minimalism and sophistication through the sleek lines of the natural maple, cherry or walnut woods. There are so many platform beds to choose from, but few offer the natural qualities and careful construction of ours. Here’s what you should look for when shopping for a platform bed (and why ours definitely make the cut).

Natural Before Toxic

When looking for a platform bed, it’s important to be aware of what it’s actually made of. Particle board, toxic glues, and chemical-ridden wood stains don’t exactly scream “welcome to your cozy bedroom.” Not only are these materials unhealthy but they lack the natural durability and overall quality that our platform beds offer. We carry several zero-VOC stains so that you, along with our friends at the woodshop, don’t have to breathe in these toxins. You spend a third of your life sleeping (and probably also a significant portion watching Netflix in bed) so your platform bed should be just as healthy as your mattress.

Quality Construction

We offer bed frames from Vermont Furniture designs right here in Winooski Vermont. We also offer bed frames from Savvy Rest and Green Sleep two of our latex mattress suppliers. Our stores platform beds are made to last for generations, not just for a few years. Our customers expect high quality craftsmanship and that’s exactly what we deliver. Our bed frames have wide slats that are placed close together. You can be rest assured that they will be able to support you and your new latex mattress.

Our platform beds are also easy to assemble and don’t require any tools! We wanted to design them in a way that would be as stress-free as possible. The instructions are incredibly simple and require minimal effort, Plenty of platform beds call for numerous tools and come with a thick, intimidating manual that is just not fun at all. We didn’t want to make your life difficult so don’t worry—you can put your toolbox away.


Vermont Furniture Design offers many styles customization options as far as leg style, height, low or high foot board and wood choice.

Savvy Rest offers two bedframes the Esmont and Afton, The Esmont in particular comes with a customizable headboard, which is a rather unique feature. We wanted to give our customers the flexibility to choose between a slatted and solid look. If you want the slatted look, add a spacer, then a slat, a spacer, then a slat, and so forth until the headboard is complete. If you want a solid look, just put all the spacers in before the slats—it’s that easy. We wanted the headboard to encourage and celebrate your own unique style and to embody your vision of the perfect platform bed.

Green Sleep’s bed frames are made of untreated dried poplar.  This hard wood provides a quality support to each models no matter its weight.

Assembled without the use of any glue the flexible wood slats and dowels of the recommended foundations increases the ergonomics of this collection.


  • Covered in 100% organic cotton velours and pure virgin wool
  • Frame built entirely from solid, untreated poplar or dried untreated spruce
  • Most of the foundation can be used within an existing bed frame and/or with Green Sleep legs (10”)
  • Elegant European style



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Grand Opening Sale November – 20% off White Lotus Home and More!

In the month of November, we are holding our Grand Opening Sale! During the entire month we are offering 20% off all White Lotus merchandise! The discount applies to their mattresses, futons, pillows and bedding.

We are also offering discounts to other brands during different time frames of the month, including some of our most popular mattresses from Savvy Rest and OMI. Please email the store at [email protected], call us at 802-985-2650, or check out our Facebook page naturalmattressvt for all the details on our great deals!

Our showroom is now fully furnished with the best selection of organic mattresses in the state of Vermont! Please stop by 3198 Shelburne Road to say hello, and lay down on some of the most comfortable mattresses anywhere!




Introduction to The Natural Mattress Company!


Thank you for visiting our new blog! I thought in our first blog, we would talk a little about what our store is all about. We are Vermont’s largest natural mattress showroom. We feature mattresses from brands like Organicpedics, Savvy Rest, Green Sleep, White Lotus, Heart of Vermont and Ergovea! Our mattresses are made of all natural materials such as Natural Latex, Wool and Organic Cotton. Wool acts as a natural fire retardant, so there is no need to spray fire retardant chemicals on our mattresses!

If you are looking to live a more chemical free lifestyle and reduce toxic chemicals from your home, the mattresses in our showroom could be the perfect solution for you! We have mattress options that can fit almost any budget. A queen green cotton and wool mattress made by White Lotus starts at $915.00! The mattress is all natural and made in the USA!

We also carry Vermont made bed frames from Vermont Furniture Design in Winooski VT. Their bed frames come in either Cherry, Maple or Walnut. If you are need of bedding or pillows, we have those too. We have pillows made of wool, kapok or shredded/molded latex. Beautiful organic cotton bedding such as sheets, duvet covers, quilts and mattress pads and from brands like Coyuchi and Sleep and Beyond. We also have access to the full line of Cisco Brothers Furniture. The most sustainable and comprehensive line of furniture found possibly anywhere. Just beautiful!

We look forward to welcoming you into our new showroom located at 3198 Shelburne Road in Shelburne Vermont. Thank you so much for your interest in having a natural nights sleep!

Mike & Shannon